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Complications of Overweight

Treatment Complications Overweight – ETHOS HEALTH CARE

Being overweight or obese can have a serious impact on health. It increases your risk of many potentially serious health conditions. Overweight reduces life expectancy by an average of 3 to 10 years, depending on how severe the problem is. The more overweight you are, the more likely you are to have health problems.

Overweight Related Health Problems

  • High Blood Pressure
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Coronary Heart Disease
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Breast cancer
  • Gallbladder cancer
  • Abnormal levels of blood fats
  • Menstrual issues and infertility in women
  • Gallstones
  • Fatty Liver Disease
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Pregnancy complications, such as gestational diabetesor pre-eclampsia

If you are considered to be overweight, losing as little as 5 percent of your body weight may lower your risk for several diseases, including heart disease and type 2 diabetes.

Tips for healthy eating that may help you control your weight 

  • Eat lean sources of protein, such as lean meats, seafood, beans and peas, soy, nuts, and seeds.
  • Make half of your plate fruits and vegetables.
  • Replace unrefined grains (white bread, pasta, white rice) with whole-grain options (whole wheat bread, brown rice, oatmeal).